Mental (2009– )

TV Series  -   -  Drama
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 2,014 users  
Reviews: 25 user | 6 critic

Add a Plot

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 46 titles
created 05 Nov 2011
 
a list of 21 titles
created 27 Feb 2012
 
a list of 31 titles
created 26 Jan 2013
 
a list of 37 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 31 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Mental (2009– )

Mental (2009– ) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Mental.

Season:

1

Year:

2009
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Breakout Kings (TV Series 2011)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A squad of U.S. marshals team up with cons (former fugitives) to work together on tracking down prison escapees in exchange for getting time off their sentences.

Stars: Domenick Lombardozzi, Brooke Nevin, Malcolm Goodwin
Body of Proof (2011–2013)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Medical examiner Megan Hunt's unique approach to solving crimes puts her at odds with her superiors.

Stars: Dana Delany, Jeri Ryan, Geoffrey Arend
Mercy (2009–2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Three nurses deal with patients and personal issues at Mercy Hospital.

Stars: Taylor Schilling, Michelle Trachtenberg, Jaime Lee Kirchner
Off the Map (2011)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A trio of doctors seek a new start.

Stars: Jonathan Castellanos, Valerie Cruz, Caroline Dhavernas
Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series 2010)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Steve McGarrett returns home to Oahu, in order to find his father's killer. The governor offers him the chance to run his own task force (Five-0). Steve's team is joined by Chin Ho Kelly, Danny "Danno" Williams, and Kono Kalakaua.

Stars: Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim
Homeland (TV Series 2011)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

When Marine Nicolas Brody is hailed as a hero after he returns home from eight years of captivity in Iraq, intelligence officer Carrie Mathison is the only one who suspects that he may have been "turned".

Stars: Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Morena Baccarin
Hannibal (TV Series 2013)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers.

Stars: Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas
Fairly Legal (TV Series 2011)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A woman, who quit being an attorney at her father's law firm to become a mediator, copes after her father's death.

Stars: Sarah Shahi, Michael Trucco, Virginia Williams
The Killing (TV Series 2011)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A police investigation, the saga of a grieving family, and a Seattle mayoral campaign all interlock after the body of 17-year-old Rosie Larsen is found in the trunk of a submerged car.

Stars: Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, Billy Campbell
Dark Blue (2009–2010)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Stars: Dylan McDermott, Omari Hardwick, Logan Marshall-Green
Harry's Law (TV Series 2011)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A group of misfit lawyers form an unconventional firm.

Stars: Kathy Bates, Nate Corddry, Christopher McDonald
Nip/Tuck (2003–2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Sean McNamara and Christian Troy are two plastic surgeons running a partnership in Miami, Florida with different issues to life. Sean is a wishy-washy, weak-kneed, family man who distances ... See full summary »

Stars: Dylan Walsh, Julian McMahon, Joely Richardson
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Jack Gallagher / ... (13 episodes, 2009)
...
 Veronica Hayden-Jones / ... (13 episodes, 2009)
...
 Chloe Artis / ... (13 episodes, 2009)
...
 Dr. Carl Belle / ... (13 episodes, 2009)
...
 Arturo Suarez / ... (13 episodes, 2009)
...
 Nora Skoff (12 episodes, 2009)
...
 Malcolm Darius Washington (12 episodes, 2009)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

one word title | psychology

Taglines:

There Is No Mystery Greater Than The Human Mind

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

26 May 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mental  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Final television appearance of David Carradine. See more »

Connections

Version of Mentes en shock (2011) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Mental is good entertainment
5 August 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

There seems to be two camps on here - those that, like me, think 'Mental' is good entertainment and hope it continues; and those pseudo intellectuals, who believe they can be sofa psychiatrists and ridicule what is basically TV entertainment for not being 'realistic' enough.

The second camp completely ignore the fact that this is a drama and NOT a documentary; stating that Mental' is a joke when it comes to representing mental health professionals and their patients. Well, as someone who has had mental health problems for the last five years and has had to deal with said 'professionals' I tend to disagree.

The back stabbing amongst these 'professionals' I've witnessed has been the same as the show. As for the patients that are missing from the show, those for whom there is no long lasting 'help', well this is ENTERTAINMENT; a show about the futility of a 'cure' for mental health problems wouldn't be very entertaining would it?

Far better to have the show end on a positive note, than one where the patient kills themselves or ends up in a drug induced stupor as the only way to survive. But hey, I'm just a patient and not a sofa psychiatrist, so what do I know?

Certainly as someone 'in the loop' I do actually find a certain amount of realism in this programme; except for the bone jarring feeling of talking to a wall I experience every time I have an appointment, which is missing from the show itself. After all, in the show the doctors actually LISTEN. I mean what other doctor sits with a timer on their desk, apart from a psychiatrist? This is also absent from the programme; Doctor Gallagher never says "sorry, but can we end it there?" when a patient is in floods of tears and pouring their heart out, just because the timer's gone off.

Oh and let's not forget that 'House' isn't real either....do we honestly believe that Hugh Laurie's character would really hold down a job in ANY hospital? A drug addicted, pain addled, rude and nasty man whose only enjoyment in life is to put others down and torture those he's supposed be to teaching, along with his 'ME, ME, ME!' attitude and callous disregard for his patients? I doubt it, but that hasn't stopped the show winning a myriad of awards. So to hold this show up as some kind of 'realistic' benchmark for 'Mental' is ridiculous to the extreme. It's like saying 'ER' and 'Gray's Anatomy' are real too. (inserts eye roll here).

Like I said all these shows are for entertainment ONLY - and I for one enjoy 'Mental' immensely. If all you're looking for is realistic torture of mental health patients just watch 'Big Brother'; that should give you some *real* nut jobs to sink your teeth into, and certainly some without any hope of a cure.

However for those who say they *are* some of these mental health professionals, I would need to question why they would want a TV programme to show all the suffering they work with daily for them to watch all over again -very odd.

But remember, patients like me watch this show too - and I don't think it's that unrealistic. I just like the ENTERTAINMENT, and of course Chris Vance is lovely too!! He certainly carries the show....


23 of 31 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
House rip-off bumblebee4
For those who are complaining about it... pummykin
Someone@Fox Stole my registered Treatment MartinG-19
How is this show like house???? fluffychicken
Season or series? Breaking_The_Silence
That zipper thru the head moogieann
Discuss Mental (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?